The newly appointed minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday resumed at the ministry of power, saying Nigerians are anxiously awaiting improved power which must be delivered.
The minister on resumption immediately went into a closed-door session with the permanent secretary in the ministry of power, Louis Edozien, and other directors on the way forward in tackling the enormous task ahead.
According to a statement yesterday by the ministry’s director of press, Timothy Oyedeji, Fashola said his thoughts are on how to bring together processes and activities of all the ministries now put under his supervision for effective service delivery.
While assuring the ministry’s leadership of his willingness to learn from them, he said, “We are here to work with you, in solving problems on ground as quickly as possible. We want to know if some of those problems are man-made or systemic.
“We want information on what has been done, what remained to be done, and what are the future plans; we want to continue from there. We need to do more so as to regain lost time. Nigerians are anxiously waiting for result, which in this case is improved power supply nationwide,” Fashola said.
In his remarks, the newly appointed minister of state, Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, asked for a detailed ministerial briefing document to serve as a guide for proper take-off as a matter of urgency. The requested documents were subsequently handed to him by the ministry’s director, Human Resources, Mrs. Grace Papka, the statement added.